Foley J Slope Shoulder, Brazilian Rosewood & Engelmann Spruce - Pre-Owned

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Luthier Ed Foley has been building guitars since 1988, and has accrued some wonderful accolades in that time. Legendary fingerstylist and teacher Stefan Grossman said, "Ed Foley makes unique guitars that combined superb tone, workmanship, wood and playability." This slope shoulder J is an excellent example of Ed's work—traditional-inspired, but with a flair all its own. Using his own bracing system modeled after pre-war Martins and carefully chosen tonewoods, he's achieved a powerful Jumbo that has a commanding bass and easy response.

This guitar, commissioned in 1996, is in very good overall condition. There are some finish reaction issues on the top and assorted light dings, but the extra tall frets don't show much wear, and it's been recently set-up and plays wonderfully.

  • Model: Slope shoulder jumbo
  • Top: Engelmann spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Two-piece maple with round D profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony with diamond and square inlays
  • Frets: Extra tall
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and saddle material: Bone
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette and purfling: Herringbone
  • Tuners: Schaller chrome
  • Bracing: Scalloped
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • String spacing: 2-1/8"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Depth: 4-7/8"
  • Serial number: 166
  • Year of build: 1996/1997
  • Case: Tweed hardshell


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